Many fellowships are offered in field of media. We provide you details of fellowships offered in India and abroad, as well as recent news regarding fellowship:
Entries invited for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship for Women Journalists; Last Date: May 1, 2013: The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting applications for the 2013-14 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, designed for a woman journalist working in print, broadcast or digital news media to spend seven months in a tailored program that combines access to MIT’s Center for International Studies and media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The fellowship will run from September 2013 – March 2014.
Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism. Journalists working in the print, broadcast and Internet media, including freelancers, are eligible to apply. The last date to submit applications is May 1, 2013. For more details and to apply, click HERE (Media Hive News Network)
Media Fellowship on Maternal and Child Undernutrition; Last Date: April 25, 2013: OneWorld along with the IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) has launched a Media Fellowship The OneWorld–POSHAN Media Fellowship on Maternal and Child Undernutrition – 2013, for Indian journalists. The fellowship is open to freelance as well as mainstream media journalists, including print, electronic, radio, online, and news agencies/wires. The last date for applications is April 25.
Fellowship period is six months, from May 15, 2013 to October 31, 2013, and applications are invited in two languages - English and Hindi. It carries a stipend of Rs one lakh, apart from Rs 60,000 for travel and books. For full details click HERE. (Media Hive News Network)
Fellowship Application Invited from Health Journalistss; Last Date: April 25, 2013: REACH has invited applications from experienced health journalists in India for the National Media Fellowship for Reporting on TB.
This Fellowship is being awarded for the first time in 2013, and is intended for journalists to undertake research on tuberculosis-related issues at the national level. It is expected that the work published by the Fellow will have policy-level implications for tuberculosis care and control in the country. Only one Fellowship will be awarded in 2013.
The last date for applications is April 25, 2013. For more information, as well as the application form, rules and criteria, contact REACH Media Projects (www.media4tb.org; Mobile: +91-9791017202) or click HERE (Media Hive News Network)
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Journalism Education Trust Fellowships
Centre for Development Studies (Affiliated to JNU, New Delhi), Thiruvananthapuram, offers Journalism Education Trust Fellowships for Journalists and Postgraduates.
K K Birla Foundation Fellowships
K K Birla Foundation offers fellowships for journalists. For details contact:
K K Birla Foundation
Hindustan Times House
10th Floor, 18-20 KG Marg
New Delhi 110001
Prabha Dutt Fellowship
Sanskritipratishthan (C-ll, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016) offers Prabha Dutt Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism. (Sanskriti Foundation in Collaboration with Prabha Dutt Memorial Foundation invites applications from Indian Women Journalists). The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage dedicated women journalists to pursue meaningful projects including a research on a book in English, Hindi or any regional language. It is exclusively for print journalists . Age: Between 25 and 40 years. Duration: 10 months. Grant: Rs 1,00,000/- including travel expenses.
All candidates must mail their CV and short synopsis of their project proposal to the address given below. Tentative month for submitting applications July-August. E-mailed applications should be followed by a hard copy.
For any further clarifications, contact:
Sanskriti Pratishthan C-11 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016
Tel : 011- 2696-3226, 2652- 7077
E-mail : email@example.com
Prem Bhatia Research Scholarship
(Convenor at the Press Institute of India )
Sapru House Annexe Barakhamba Road
New Delhi 110001
These scholarships are offered to young journalists who needs financial assistance for research on any aspect of current print journalist and its impact on society.
Age: below 35 years. Value: Rs 40,000, in installments for one calendar year, from the Prem Bhatia Memorial Trust.
The Times Fellowships Council
7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg New Delhi 110002
One fellowship (of up to Rs 1.5 lakh) is awarded each year to a person of any field. The fellows may conduct their work and write their reports in English, Hindi, or any of the modern Indian languages.
Eligibility: An independent professional, or working in the middle levels of government, industry, institutions etc.; have proven professional credentials in their field; wish to take time off to enrich their intellectual capital and pursue a project of national importance. Age: Below 50 years.
Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards
The awards acknowledge the best in Indian journalism in various categories. A panel of distinguished jury members selects the awards winners every year. Entries are invited from both electronic & print media. For details, contact:
Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation
Express Building, 9&10 Bhadurshah Zafar Marg
BD Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism
Express Building, Bangalore 560001
The awards, one for English and one for an Indian language, are intended to recognise distinguished service and general excellence. They are open to any Indian journalist, photographer or cartoonist working for a publication in India.
Selection Procedure: The selection is made by an independent board. For details contact above address.
Indian Newslink Journalism Scholarship 2011
The scholarship is open to full-time students of communication studies who are accepted into one-year postgraduate programmes, such as postgraduate diploma in Journalism and bachelor of communication studies (Honours). The application form can be downloaded from the AUT University website www.aut.ac.nz (Scholarships). For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Chevening scholarships
British Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries, across the globe to study in the UK. Up to 100 Indian professionals receive financial assistance each year for the duration of their studies. Its website is www.chevening.com
Alfred Friendly Press and Daniel Pearl Fellowships
Fulbright Master's Fellowships
Eligibility: Individuals in the age group of 25-30 years who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional or work experience.
Grant: J-1 visa support; Round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States; Funding towards tuition and fees, living and related costs. Medical insurance coverage as per U.S. Government guidelines; and Pre-academic English-language training (if necessary).
Subject of study: All aspects of mass communications, including print (newspapers, journals, etc.) and broadcast (radio, television, internet) media, media management, and communications research and strategy. Subspecialties include marketing, media management, public relations, print journalism, online journalism, and broadcast journalism, among others.
Timeline: Request for application material: By June 15
Receipt of completed applications: By July 1
For details log on to:
John S Knight Fellowships
Duration: Nine months
Place: Stanford University, California
Purpose: Independent study and reflection.
Open to: All journalists from outside the US, including anchors, photographers, Web editors, producers and cartoonists.
Number of fellowships: Six to eight
Minimum experience: Five years.
Financial benefits: Knight Fellows receive a stipend of $55,000, paid in 10 monthly instalments during the academic year from September through June. The programme also pays Stanford tuition for each fellow. To help offset the high cost of living in the Palo Alto area, the Knight Fellowships provides supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and helps pay for books.
For details log on to: www.knight.stanford.edu
Or write to:
John S. Knight Fellowships
Building 120, Room 424
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
Phone: (650) 723-4937 "
FAX: (650) 725-6154
The Nieman Foundation selects 12 international journalists for Nieman Fellowships each year. The foundation also chooses three Nieman Fellows in Global Health Reporting each year: one from the United States, one from Europe and one from the developing world.
The Nieman Fellowships are awarded to journalists of accomplishment and promise who have demonstrated a capacity for growth and leadership and whose application statements argue persuasively that their experience at Harvard will improve their abilities as journalists.
For details log on to:
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
Number of fellowships: Ten
Eligibility: Candidates should be 25 to 35 years of age, and working in a newspaper in a developing country. They should have at least three years of experience in print journalism, and an excellent command of English. They should be proficient in computer usage and should have a strong desire to return to work in their home country.
Timelines: Applications should be sent before September 1 each year. In mid-March of the following year, the fellows begin their fellowship in Washington, DC with a two-week orientation session before they spread out to major and mid-sized American cities until September, when they return to Washington, DC for four days before returning to their home country.
Fellowship details: The fellowship covers travel expenses to the United States, all travel related to the fellowship, housing, insurance, a monthly stipend for living expenses and assistance in obtaining the J-1 visas from the U.S. embassy in their home country. Selected candidate are given five-month fellowship at a U.S. newspaper.
How to apply: Applications should include the application form which can be downloaded from http://www.pressfellowships.org/ from June to September each year, the applicant’s C.V. or resume, two letters of reference, four original articles in English or translated into English, a passport-sized photo, one issue of the newspaper the applicant works for, a copy of the applicant’s press credentials, and a copy of the applicant’s valid passport.
For details, write to:
Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships
1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor,
Washington, DC 20006.
e-mail: email@example.com .
Web Site: http://www.pressfellowships.org/
Edward J Nell Scholarship
JEA National High School Journalist of the Year
Reham al-Farra International Scholarship in Journalism at Bournemouth University , UK
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Gaduate School of Journalism
121 North Gate Hall, #5860
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
100 Adler Journalism Building, #E305
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-2004
One World Fellowship for senior radio, TV broadcasters
Developing Asia Journalism Awards
Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund
About the Scholarship: The United Nations sponsors the Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund for young, working journalists to come to New York to report on General Assembly sessions for their home media from mid-September to mid-December.
Eligibility: Journalists from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America between the ages of 25 and 35 who are currently full-time employees of a newspaper or broadcast news service with an excellent level of English are eligible to apply. Successful applicants must obtain a leave of absence from their employers.
Scholarship: The scholarship includes round-trip airfare to New York City, room and board, health insurance and a small stipend for basic expenses.
Application deadline: April 15.
For more information, visit:
Applications may be submitted online or mailed to:
Memorial Scholarship Fund,
Dag Hammarskjöld Convenience Center,
P.O. BOX 20314, New York,
New York 10017.
Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program
Purpose: The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from diverse backgrounds, IFP actively seeks candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.
Guidelines: The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study leading to a masters or doctoral degree.
Eligibility: Fellows are selected from countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Russia, where the Ford Foundation maintains active overseas programs.
Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service, as well as for academic excellence. The Foundation currently works in fifteen fields to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
Fellowship support: Once selected, Fellows may enroll in an appropriate university program anywhere in the world, including their country of residence. The program provides placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.
For details write to:
United State Educational Foundation in India (USEFI):
Jefferson Fellowships for Journalists
Aim: The Jefferson Fellowships, founded by the East-West Center in 1967, are aimed to promote better public understanding of the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands through a program of dialogue, study and travel for print and broadcast journalists.
Fellowship: The fellowship, offered two times a year, is an immersion course on cultures and current issues of the region. During seminars and field study, the journalists selected from the United States and the Asia Pacific region learn from each other as well as from scholars and students, business and labour leaders, government policy-makers, political and civic leaders, lobbyists and public interest groups, social activists, cultural analysts, media experts and others whom they meet and interview during the course of the program.
Programme: The programme begins at the East-West Center with a week of lectures and discussions on key regional issues led by East-West Center, University of Hawaii and other experts from the Honolulu community. The Fellows then undertake field study in Asia and the United States mainland to further their understanding of the issues.
For more details visit:
You can also contact:
Susan Kreifels, East-West Seminars
East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
International Journalism Exchange
Eligibility: The International Journalism Exchange (IJE) is open to editors who have worked in journalism for at least five years, are currently employed by a daily newspaper and are proficient in English. Priority is given to editors from countries in transition to democratic rule.
Programme: The five-week programme begins in Washington, DC with orientation and seminars. Fellows then begin a month-long newspaper assignment that offers exposure to all departments of an American newspaper. The programme concludes with a final evaluation in New York City.
IJE was initiated in 1984 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors and has been administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) since 1990.
For more information, contact:
IJE, International Center for Journalists,
1616 H Street, NW, Third Floor,
Washington, D.C., 20006;
Tel: (202) 737-3700; Fax: (202) 737-0530;
Web site: http://www.icfj.org/ije.html
James H. Ottaway, Jr. International Fellowships
Agency/Organisation: American Press Institute (API)
Number of Fellowships: Ten
Eligibility: The Fellowships are available to editors, publishers or managers from daily newspapers in developing democracies. Each fellow attends one of four executive-level training programs at the API. Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English and have at least five years of experience as a high-ranking newspaper executive.
Grant: The fellowships cover travel, lodging, tuition and meals during the training.
For more information, including an application form and guidelines, contact
Linda Kepner of API at LKepner@americanpressinstitute.org
Applications invited for Inclusive Media Fellowships; Deadline: Dec 31: Inclusive Media for Change, a CSDS-based initiative invites applications from journalists in English and Hindi for Inclusive Media Fellowships 2012-13. The Fellowships are given to bring spotlight on Rural Development and to promote democratic social change, particularly through empowerment, decentralization, convergence and good use of existing development schemes by Panchayats and local bodies. The last date for applications is December 31, 2012.
The fellowships are open to journalists working for any newspapers/ magazines/ radio or TV channels on themes of India's rural development and agrarian distress though preference will be given to those working for the mainstream media.
The ideal candidates would be willing to spend considerable time with rural communities and write series of stories or produce radio/ TV programmes on grassroots issues that require wider coverage and public attention. The applications should include a cover letter and the candidate's CV (strictly within 3 A4 pages) along with the following:
1. A clearly defined project proposal not to exceed 500 words
2. A break up of at least 5 story ideas based on the project proposal (within 200 words)
3. A rough break-up of travel/ boarding requirements
4. Two samples of published work (or Radio/TV programmes) in English or Hindi
5. A supporting letter from the editor assuring leave for at least 4 weeks and agreeing to use the fellowship output in the publication
(Free lancers must procure a supporting letter from the editor of a publication/ channel agreeing to use the fellowship output)
6. A letter of recommendation about the candidate's past record, journalistic abilities and suitability for the project from an eminent journalist, teacher or supervisor giving an idea of the candidate's suitability for the Inclusive Media Fellowships.
For further clarification please read the rules at the Inclusive Media project site (www.im4change.org) under the head "Fellowships' on the Home page. The candidates are strongly advised to read the rules before applying.
Send your completed application and CV in Microsoft Word format in English and Mangal or Unicode in Hindi along with scanned copies of your clippings to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Media Hive News Network)
Applications Invited for Ladli Media Fellowships; Last Date: Nov 30, 2012: Population First, an NGO, has instituted the Laadli Media Fellowship for Journalists to encourage writing on two key issues- Pre-birth sex selection and safe abortion. Journalists with 8-10 years experience in reporting on social development issues can apply for the fellowship. No. of fellowships: 8; Fellowship Amount: Rs. 50,000; Fellowship Period:
4 months. The last date for submission of application is 30th November 2012. For Fellowship guideline and forms, visit www.populationfirst.org
Each Fellow would write four investigative reports over a period of four months on the issue of pre-birth sex selection and safe abortion which would be published by the Publication he/she is working for. (Media Hive News Network)
Applications Invited for REACH Media Fellowships; Last Date: Oct 20, 2012: REACH (http://www.media4tb.org), a Chennai-based NGO dedicated to the fight against TB (tuberculosis), has announced the third edition of the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Fellowships (2012-13).
These are intended for local language print journalists from across India to explore locally-relevant TB-related issues. Journalists from across India are eligible to apply for this. The last date for applications is October 20, 2012.
For more information and application forms and Fellowship criteria is available here Completed application forms must be sent to REACH, 9/5, Second Floor, State Bank Street, Chennai 600002 or by email to email@example.com. (Media Hive News Network)
Application invited for Asia Journalism Fellowship 2013; Deadline: October 12, 2012: The fifth round of the Asia Journalism Fellowship (AJF), an initiative of Temasek Foundation and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will run from February 25 to May 17, 2013. The fully-sponsored programme is accepting applications until October 12, 2012 from accomplished mid-career journalists.
Applicants should have five years of experience. Journalists working in any news medium – newspapers, magazines, television, radio or the web – can apply. The programme is in English. The annual programme brings journalists from across Asia to NTU's Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information for three months. The programme is designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen understanding of trends in media and communication at a time of rapid and sweeping change.
The Wee Kim Wee School is the home of the new WAN-IFRA Newsplex Asia, a prototype newsroom for developing strategies for getting the most out of media convergence. AJF's 2013 programme will include workshops that take full advantage of this new facility. AJF also provides access to key newsmakers in Singapore's public sector, business community and civil society, offering insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia's most cosmopolitan hub cities.
For more details and to apply, visitt http://www.ajf.sg or email firstname.lastname@example.org (if you have queries). (Media Hive News Network)
National Press Foundation J2J training fellowship; Deadline: July 23, 2012: Applications are sought from journalists working in any medium and especially from the India, China, Russia and South Africa for all-expenses-paid, six-day fellowships to journalists to learn about lung health issues, and to cover the 43rd Union World Conference on Tuberculosis and Lung Health, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in November 2012.
The three-day J2J programme is designed for working journalists who want to increase their knowledge and skill at developing stories on lung health and related issues. Deadline to apply: July 23, 2012
The full announcement and the application is available on http://www.nationalpress.org/ (Media Hive News Network)
Fellowship for Indian Journalists; Deadline: July 22, 2012: T Deutsche Welle’s DW Akademie has announced one-and-a-half month fellowship, which is supported by Germany’s Robert Bosch Stiftung, for Indian Journalists. The fellowship programme will take place in Bonn, Germany from September 10 to October 26, 2012 .Journalists selected for this fellowship will receive intercultural and journalistic training, as well as insight into Deutsche Welle’s multimedia editorial teams. Participants will also put together a multimedia project on the topic “sustainability”. Applicants for this project must be: Citizens of India between the ages of 25 and 35 years; Completed training as a journalist (traineeship, journalistic degree from a university or institution of further education) and/or at least three years of applicable professional experience in a relevant medium; and must have very good English skills. The deadline for submission is July 22, 2012. For further information on the project and the application form, click here. (Media Hive News Network)
SAARC Media Fellowship for Journalists; Deadline April 30, 2012: The SAARC Information Centre, Kathmandu offers five SAARC Media Fellowships of the value of US$ 4000 each to the media persons of SAARC region. The fellowships, with duration of 4 to 6 months, are meant for research and publication of articles/photos, essays on issues related to regional cooperation. The fellowships are open to journalists working in any of the regional and national dailies and associated media. Application, complete in all respect, should reach on or before April, 30, 2012 to Under Secretary (XP), External Publicity Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 00. Email: email@example.com (Media Hive News Network)
CSE Media Fellowships; Last date for applications: April 15, 2012: Applications are invited from journalists in India to investigate and report on any one of the four subjects: Renewable energy: solution for the future?; Sustainable mobility for livable cities; Lives transformed: Tales of climate change impacts; Good news: Celebrating success stories in managing lives, livelihoods and the environment. Fellowship duration: April-June 2012. Selected fellows will each receive a stipend of Rs 50,000. Applications by post or e-mail for the fellowship should be addressed to: Papia Samajdar, Media Resource Centre, Centre for Science and Environment, 41 Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 062 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ph: 011-29955124, 29955125, Fax: 011-29955879). Last date for submission of applications: April 15, 2012. For more information, click here. (Media Hive News Network)